Good morning! It is April 3, 2021, the day before Easter Sunday. Yesterday, I got the first shot! As soon as I got the text that my age group was up, I got online and made an appointment and was surprised at how easy it was. It did take an hour for the whole process but you know something, it was fun and felt like we were all in line to hand over a prized E-Ticket (think Disneyland pre-1980s). I met the nicest lady and she kept me company during our wait. It was cool, we talked about stuff, you know like our community, our husbands, our female issues that women of our age go through like menopause. It was the best! All I know is the shot was no big deal. I didn’t feel it, the tech was that good. It reminded me of giving blood (sort of) during a Blood Drive. except there was not a table of juices and snacks but still, just like giving blood, it is for the greater good. This morning, the injection site is tender and I am a little bit more tired that I usually am but I am sure that this will wear off before Noon. I am happy that I will have my second shot by next month when we will be gathering for a my sisters memorial and will be able to whole-heartedly hug everyone!
Here is a little listening music by the Go Gos. I was singing out in my head after I got it “Vaccination, all I ever wanted Vaccination have to get away Vaccination so I won’t have to be alone…” Ooops press play for the real deal…
I think I stood in front of our TV that was bought at Sears by my father back in the 80’s, singing and waving like the Go Gos at the end of the video. I never said I was a cool kid…
I started that Cancer Research 40 Miles in April Challenge. Yesterday and today combined, I recorded around 3 miles. I only hit the START STOP button at the beginning and ending of my dedicated walks. This morning, I was not feeling it. My back hurt and I started pacing. I had forgotten to start the app. Anyhow, I recorded and paced a little over a mile this morning and 2 miles yesterday. I plan on hitting record again when I take Jenny our pug out for a walk.
Yesterday while I was walking, a stopped me to chat and then walked for a bit. It was nice that she did not question my need for the walker. For me, I can toddle around the house and out with Jenny with out a walker. With Jenny, I only walk around this one area that has soft grass as I know that if I fell, it would not hurt as much. So, I get why I get looks when I am using my walker. The walker helps keep me upright and allows me to steady myself as my balance is of kilter and I walk with my eyes focused on the ground in front of me, if I do not have the walker, looking for things that my feet could get tripped up in. Those two falls I had last month shook my confidence a little.
I have been following along on the stories of why people are walking and it is truly touching. Cancer has affected so many lives. I plan on walking a bit more this afternoon and I know that Hubby and I will be covering some miles in the next few days a he will be home.
I also danced for around a half hour. I almost have the Electric Slide, not really but the Cupid Shuffle – now that is a dance I can bumble through and look like I know something. No pictures or video of that yet…thank goodness…
Well, time to get back to stuff as I feel like painting this morning. Something I have not done in a few weeks. Also on my agenda is to watch one of the movies that DJ Trish sent in this lovely package. Trish started a CD mix tape exchange. I have been a bit preoccupied with things and have not had a chance to enjoy or get a return package ready for her. It has been fun going through my CDs and picking out ones to send her and am working on something artsy for her as well.
So today, I will listen to a few of those CDs and maybe watch a movie. A little R and R seems to be in the cards for the rest of the day.
To you dear reader, where ever you are may the sun shine softly on you and ay all your lights be green. Hugs to you and you and especially YOU.